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The Boombox Collection: Zion I

Short Film

 

The Boombox Collection: Zion I

Short Film

 

Stephen Gaines is a father of 3 young black boys growing up in Oakland, CA. He is also known as Zumbi, the frontman of the prolific underground hip-hop duo, Zion I. In this intimate portrait and performance piece, Zumbi reflects on his legacy and the question of artistic integrity vs. mainstream success. The film is part of The Boombox Collection, a series of shorts about the pioneers of hip-hop.

 

Released in partnership with HipHop DX

 
 

Director Mohammad Gorjestani
Producer Malcolm Pullinger
Director of Photography Mike Gioulakis
Editor Carson Porter

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